Melody Brown serves as Outreach Provider for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She has a Master of Science in Visual Disabilities with two specializations from Florida State University: Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching. She also has Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and Psychometrist certifications from the University of Alabama Birmingham and Jackson State University (Mississippi), respectively. Prior to becoming an outreach provider, Melody had served as a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist at the Helen Keller School for 15 years. During this time, she also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in their Vision Science program. Melody has also served as a state, national, and international board member of several professional organizations concerning sensory impairments.
Anna Peters serves as Outreach Coordinator, as well as Provider for the Blind & Visually Impaired. She is National Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist and is certified as a School Psychometrist. Anna holds a Bachelor of Science in both Psychology and Elementary Education from Faulkner University, and a Master of Science in Visual Disabilities from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has also earned certification as a Braille transcriptionist from the National Library of Congress. Prior to becoming an outreach provider, Anna taught at the Alabama School for the Blind. With over 20 years of service at AIDB, she looks forward to continuing to meet and serve students across the state of Alabama.